Patient Advocate Program Webinar – December 1, 2020

Date: December 1, 2020 Time: 10:00 AM Topic: Exploring the Latest Health Care Scams & How to Protect Your Health Care Identity Speakers: Beth Nelson, SMP Director, NY StateWide Senior Action Council; Leslie Sierra, Outreach Counselor, NY StateWide Senior Action...

Don’t Fall for the 90# Telephone Scam

A legacy phone scam using the 90# buttons on business landline telephones is still around, targeting phones served by a private branch exchange (PBX) or private automatic branch exchange (PABX). How this scam occurs You receive a call at your office from someone...

Bogus Vaccines. Fake Testing Sites. Virus Frauds Are Flourishing.

This article originally appeared in The New York Times. Offers of bogus drugs to prevent or treat coronavirus infection. Websites selling fake vaccines. False promises of speedier receipt of government stimulus checks. This is the new face of fraud. With millions of...

Alert from the NY State Office of Aging

A Call Center Agent took a call from a VT resident (Harriet) currently in Florida.  Harriet received a Facebook message from a friend who shared that she (the friend) had received a government grant for senior citizens, and Harriet could too.  She gave Harriet a...

Medicare and Coronavirus: What You Need to Know

Medicare and Coronavirus: What You Need to Know By Seema Verma Administrator, U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Since older Americans are particularly vulnerable to coronavirus (COVID-19), I wanted to let you know the steps we’re taking to help our...